The Ogun State Police Command has again arrested 5 suspected armed robbers who specialize in snatching cars with locally made bullet proof vest in Ota area of Ogun State on Saturday around 10am along Owode/Idiroko road in Ota, while 2 suspected cultists were arrested in Ago Iwoye for initiating young members into their cult group on Saturday.
The suspected armed robbers were arrested by police operatives attached to Onipanu Division of the command following a tip off from an informant, at the hideout of the suspects along Owode/Idiroko road in Ado Odo Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State
The suspects include Mathew Faleti, M, 25,Shola Isah, M, 35,Monday Edun, M, 22,Mkses Kumolusa, M, 20, and Adebisi Telfa, M, 20. The suspects have confessed to belong to a Syndicate of car snatchers who have been terrorizing Otta area and Ogun State at large. They also confessed to have powers to hypnotise their victims.
Items recovered from them include one red unregistered Bajaj Motorcycle, locally made bullet proof vest, assorted charms, dangerous weapons various suspected stolen items(goods).
In the same vein, police operatives attached to Ago Iwoye Division of the Command have arrested 2 suspected cultists who were engaged in initiation of some young guys in a Bush at Imosan Ijebu, via Ago Iwoye on Saturday.
The suspected cultists were arrested when some of the newly initiated members reported their illegal act to the Divisional Police Officer in charge of the Division, that the cultists actually forced them into the bush for initiation without their consent.
The suspects who are some of the strong leaders that masterminded the initiation process are Obasanjo Segun, M, 25 and Musari Saheed, M, 25 of Computer Village in Ago Iwoye of Ogun State.
The suspects have confessed to belong to Aiye confraternity, also known as Black Axe.
The Commissioner of Police Ogun State, CP Abdulmajid Ali, has directed that the suspects in the cases of Robbery and Cultism be transferred to the Special Anti Robbery Squad for proper investigation as he will not tolerate any act of cultism and criminality in Ogun State..
CP Abdulmajid Ali also vowed to flush cultists out of Ogun as he believes that cultism is the basis for any crime or social vices, that if cultism is tackled, crime is 90% tackled.
DSP OLUMUYIWA ADEJOBI